Jannik Vestergaard headed in a dramatic injury-time equaliser as Southampton pegged back Chelsea to claim a point in a Premier League thriller at Stamford Bridge.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side looked to be heading for defeat but Danish defender Vestergaard was in the right place to flick home a Theo Walcott shot from the edge of the area.
Chelsea were in control at 2-0 up through two superb Timo Werner goals – the first courtesy of a sublime dummy which bamboozled Jan Bednarek before drilling in, and the second as he lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and nodded home.
When it looked like the hosts were cruising, Southampton hit back as Danny Ings went round keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to finish and Che Adams punished dire Chelsea defending to smash home an equaliser.
The Blues responded just 121 seconds later with Werner sliding the ball across the box for compatriot Kai Havertz to convert an easy finish which seemed to be the winner, but Vestergaard’s late effort sealed a draw.
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Match ends, Chelsea 3, Southampton 3.
Second Half ends, Chelsea 3, Southampton 3.
Attempt missed. Theo Walcott (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ibrahima Diallo.
Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Kurt Zouma.
Goal! Chelsea 3, Southampton 3. Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Theo Walcott following a set piece situation.
Attempt missed. Theo Walcott (Southampton) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.
Foul by Reece James (Chelsea).
Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Chelsea. Tammy Abraham replaces Timo Werner.
Foul by Kurt Zouma (Chelsea).
Shane Long (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Chelsea. Reece James replaces Christian Pulisic.
Substitution, Southampton. Ibrahima Diallo replaces Oriol Romeu.
Substitution, Southampton. Shane Long replaces Che Adams.
Kai Havertz (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ryan Bertrand (Southampton).
Oriol Romeu (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Oriol Romeu (Southampton).
Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Theo Walcott.